Archive for shotguns

Federal Trophy Copper Slug

The Trophy Copper slug's plastic sabot features an aluminum plate at its base that helps it engage the rifling, promoting accuracy.

May 31, 2013

Remington 1100 50th Anniversary

2013 is the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Remington 1100, and Big Green has released a commemorative model of its iconic shotgun. How does it shoot? Phil Bourjaily put that to the test.

April 24, 2013

Patterned for a Turkey Shoot

Unless your 12-gauge is a lemon, its standard full choke with a quality load of No. 4, 5 or 6 is perfectly adequate for turkeys to 40 yards. But hunters are seldom satisfied with adequate. You can usually squeeze a few more pellets into your shotgun’s pattern. Here’s how.

March 25, 2013

ATI Introduces Cavalry Shotgun Line

The new shotgun line from American Tactical Imports will be available in 12-gauge, 20-gauge and .410 bore.

March 13, 2013

The Man Who Changed a Tire in My Decoy Spread

It was an oddly warm January day on the Eastern Shore—in fact there were gnats in the air—but after a long, mid-day lull, the geese were back on the move. My buddy Tyler Shoberg of Delta Waterfowl and I each killed a bird, and prospects were looking really strong as the final, golden 30 minutes of shooting time approached.

February 19, 2013

Winchester Super X Pump Field and Waterfowl Hunter

There's now a version of Winchester's popular Super X Pump shotgun tailored specifically to the needs of waterfowl hunters. The Super X Pump "Waterfowl Hunter" shotgun features Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camouflage and is available with a 3-inch or 3 1/2-inch 12-gauge chamber. Barrel options include 26 or 28 inches.

January 17, 2013

Stoeger Longfowler Double-Barrel Shotguns

For those duck hunters who appreciate the look and feel of a double-barrel in the blind, Stoeger unveils the Longfowler shotgun line. An over/under and side-by-side will be available, both of which will sport 30-inch barrels—a classic size for double-barrel fowling piece. The wood stocks are coated with a weather-resistant finish, while the barrels and receivers are a matte black.

January 17, 2013

Mossberg Expands Silver Reserve Shotgun Line

Double-barrel shotguns are among the most beautiful and well-balanced firearms in the world. Unfortunately they're also among the most expensive.

January 17, 2013

Browning A5 3 1/2" 12-Gauge

The resurrected Browning A5 was one of the biggest "buzz products" of last year's SHOW Show, and for 2013 it receives an update that many devoted waterfowlers consider a must-have feature: a 3 1/2-inch chamber.

January 17, 2013

TriStar's Viper G2 Line

TriStar likes to be known as the value experts, and the Viper G2 shotgun line is the best example it can offer. The complete Viper G2 line includes the Silver edition, a wood version, a synthetic model, a Realtree Max-4 model and a turkey model. Left-handed specific versions are also available. Oh, and they're all available at some of the best shotgun prices on the market. TriStar's Ryan Bader discusses the Viper G2 Line (and shows off the G2 Silver) in the video below:

January 15, 2013

Winchester Announces AA TrAAcker Shotshells

Winchester's revolutionary new shotshell loads will change the way you train with your shotgun.

January 04, 2013

Does Small Shot Out-Penetrate Larger Shot?

Its sounds valid, but is it? We investigate.

December 21, 2012

Year-End Review: Most Notable Shotguns of 2012

Looking for a new shotgun? Here are eight offerings from 2012 that stand out from the crowd.

December 18, 2012

Franchi Instinct

The Instinct features an aluminum receiver is fortified via a titanium insert on the breech face and a checkered forearm and Prince of Wales stock.

December 14, 2012